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News archive 2012
Engineering research at Monash "well above world standard"
Engineering research at Monash University is "well above world standard", according to the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment report recently released by the Australian Research Council.
Super-powered solar powered research
Key Australian and US photovoltaic research centres are combining forces to develop the next generation of higher performing, more economical, solar technologies.
Schools Technology Project instrumental in winning
School teams mentored by Monash Engineering students win various awards in 2012.
Quad-bike safety this Christmas
With Christmas and summer holidays approaching, it's time for people in country areas to think carefully about the potential dangers of quad-bikes.
Four-peat: Monash Motorsport Australasia champions once again
Monash Motorsport continued their reign as Formula SAE Australasia Champions, taking first place again this year to cap four consecutive years at the top.
A breakthrough in creating corrosion-resistant magnesium alloys
Dr Xiaobo Chen, a research fellow in the Department of Materials Engineering, has successfully invented magnesium alloys with superior corrosion resistance.
Monash signs partnership with leading Australian mining companies
Monash University has formalised its partnerships with MMG Limited (MMG) and Newcrest Mining Limited today with the signing of philanthropic gifts to support the establishment of the Division of Mining and Resources Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering.
Nature's design boosts the potential of graphene
Scientists have taken inspiration from one of the oldest natural materials to exploit the extraordinary qualities of graphene, a material set to revolutionise fields from computers and batteries to composite materials.
Engineering Alumni Awards 2012
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate the Engineering Alumni Award recipients for 2012, Karsten Forsterling and Peter Meurs.
Continuing success for the Wizards of Monash
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Associate Professor Wei Shen and the Monash University Surface Engineering Group for their success at the 2012 IChemE Awards held Manchester, UK on the 1st of November 2012.
Metals for a new era
Cars that change colour at the push of a button; metals that strengthen with use; buildings that harness energy from the wind. Research into designing structural materials that are both responsive and functional is shifting such ideas from the realm of fantasy to reality.
Urban water scientist rewarded
Developing innovative green storm water treatment and harvesting technologies has seen Monash University's Professor Ana Deletic awarded a prestigious 2012 Victoria Prize.
Jumping to reduce vibrations
A pioneering use of mini-trampolines is allowing engineers to better understand effects of vibrations caused by human movement on floors and small bridges.
Austrade renews scholarship funding
Three more high-achieving undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering will benefit from the Leadership in a Technological Environment program, thanks to the Austrade Craig Senger Scholarship.
New Faculty of Engineering Dean appointed
International structural engineering expert Professor Frieder Seible has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University.
Engineering bags awards in latest ARC round
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Professor Julio Soria for his success in the Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) and Dr Xiaobo Chen from the Department of Materials Engineering and Dr Samintha Perera from the Department of Civil Engineering on receiving the Discovery Early Career Research Awards.
A harvest of NHMRC Project Grants for Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Dr Jing Fu and Dr Andreas Fouras from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Dr Qizhi Chen from the Department of Materials Engineering, who were successful in receiving National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants.
Engineering staff receive recognition for research and education
Associate Professor Nick Birbilis, Dr Ahmet Sekercioglu and Professor John Sheridan of the Faculty of Engineering were among the Monash staff recognised at the 2012 Vice Chancellor's Education and Research Awards.
Curiosity paves the way for Monash Rhodes Scholar
Monash University graduate, Geoffrey Pascoe has won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University where he plans to help drive a revolution in transportation.
Monash Vision Group visits local schools
Over the last month, the Monash Vision Group (MVG) has visited two schools to demonstrate the bionic eye and raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment.
Monash Professor awarded AISRF research grant
Professor Emanuele Viterbo, Associate Dean Research Training and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, has been awarded a research grant under the Australia-India Senior Visiting Fellowships 2012-2013.
Nanostructures worth more than their weight in gold
More effective monitoring of pollution levels in the workplace is on the horizon following the development of a new construction method for microscopic structures made of gold.
Monash Motorsport takes over Europe
The Monash Motorsport team recently returned from a successful bout of overseas student motorsport competitions, coming third on the UK circuit and fourth on the German.
Gold goes green at Monash
Associate Professor Wenlong Cheng and his team have created the thinnest possible membrane for use in energy, environment and healthcare applications using ultrathin hydrophobic gold nanowires.
A real beneficiary of the last century
Dr Chang Mong Tay (BE 1974) graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Monash University with a First Class Honours. Studying under the prestigious Colombo Plan Scholarship, his studies were subsidised by the Department of Education in Melbourne.
Monash Engineering welcomes students from Osaka University
A group of 31 engineering students from Osaka University in Japan were hosted by Monash College for a four week customized program which focused on general English and English for engineering and science.
Strengthening scientific research with India
Professor Tam Sridhar, Dean of Engineering and Vice-President (India and China Research Initiatives), has been elected to the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) as a foreign fellow.
Engineering student takes on inspirational challenge
Monash Engineering student Siobhan Kelly is embarking on a challenge to make a difference to the lives of underprivileged children in Cambodia one story book at a time.
Light metals shape the future of flight
Very light, very strong new metals and emerging manufacturing processes are set to usher in a new era of aerospace technology.
Buildings may soon be able to generate their own electricity from roofs, walls, windows - even benchtops - that come with in-built solar power capabilities.
Success in Paralympic archery is a matter of millimetres
The accuracy obtained by top-level archers - at both the Olympics and Paralympics - using modern archery equipment would astonish most non-archers.
How does the Melbourne tram network fare?
New research contrasting design approaches between light rail in Melbourne and Canada has demonstrated significant benefits in new level-access platform stops, ticketing systems and low floor trams in Melbourne.
Engineering lecturer bestowed a prestigious invitation
Dr Akshat Tanksale of the Department of Chemical Engineering was recently invited to attend the 2012 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank, held by the Australian Academy of Science in Adelaide.
Honorary doctorate conferred on Nobel Prize winner
Internationally renowned scientist and Nobel Laureate Professor Dan Shechtman will be conferred with an honorary doctorate this Thursday.
Research team awarded Eureka prize
Associate Professor Wei Shen and Professor Gil Garnier and their team of research students have received this years ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology.
Carpark tax fails to solve Melbourne's traffic gridlock
Melbourne's traffic congestion levy has had minimal affect on motorist behaviour despite providing considerable income to the state Government, according to a new report.
Science to flow in Prato
Prato is to host a school and workshop on fluid-structure interactions.
Monash Professor presented with engineering honour
Professor Emeritus Paul Grundy, AM, from the Department of Civil Engineering has been awarded the 2012 Anton Tedesko Medal from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).
Engineering a new mining degree
Innovation, sustainability and community engagement will be the focus of Monash University's first mining engineering degree to be offered in 2013.
Award-winning ideas for faster data
Research that will help improve the speed of long-distance data transmission has been lauded by leading researchers at an international telecommunications conference.
New Horizons Joint PhD Scholarship Program
Monash University and CSIRO are pleased to advise that seven joint scholarships for PhD students will be offered in 2013 at the New Horizons Centre (NHC).
Noel Murray Scholarships Package
In honour of Professor Noel Murray, The Faculty of Engineering is pleased to introduce a new $40,000 p.a. tax-free equivalent scholarship package for Monash University students graduating with a First Class Honours degree in civil engineering.
Rio Tinto on track for smoother rail system
Mining company Rio Tinto's railway systems will receive the best of care following the signing of a five-year deal with the University's Institute of Railway Technology (IRT).
Monash plays a role in Olympic dreams
The Monash Wind Tunnel research facility has helped our Olympic cycling and archery teams go for gold.
Scholarship pays tribute to Trade Commissioner
A Monash University scholarship, to honour Jakarta bombing victim Trade Commissioner Craig Senger was announced this week, on the third anniversary of the attack.
Advancing Chemical Engineering Worldwide
Monash Chemical Engineering Alumnus now IChemE President
Monash Motorsport jets off to Europe
The Monash Motorsport team has landed in Europe to compete at the prestigious Formula Students UK and Formula Students Germany competitions.
On target for London
Australian archers will be better equipped to hit the target at the London Olympics having had their arrow choice analysed by a Monash University researcher.
An evening of celebration
The Faculty of Engineering has recognised the outstanding achievements of both students and staff during 2011 at the Annual Engineering Awards Presentation Dinner on 6th June at the Clayton Campus.
CEO of MMG receives Engineering's Distinguished Service Medal Award
CEO of MMG, Mr Andrew Michelmore was presented with the 2012 Distinguished Service Medal award at the Annual Monash Engineering Awards Presentation Dinner on 6th June at the Clayton Campus.
Water Groupies tackle land challenge
During semester one, the Department of Civil Engineering's Water Groupies participated in the gruelling Oxfam Trailwalker challenge.
Inspiring engineers for environmental change
CEO of Visy, Anthony Pratt spoke to a group of aspiring engineers as part of a seminar series in semester 1, designed to promote leadership for Monash engineering students.
Chemical engineering student aims to improve desalination technology
Chemical engineering HDR student Ze Xian Low has been awarded a 2012 NCEDA Supplementary PhD Scholarship for his research in desalination technology.
Chemical engineering HDR student wins AINSE award
Chemical engineering HDR student Dominic Agyei has received an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award.
Monash students win Chinese scholarships
Six PhD students from Monash University have been awarded scholarships for academic excellence from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)
Dean among honours recipients
Monash University's Dean of Engineering, Professor Tam Sridhar, has been made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Celebrating 40 years of railway innovation
Australia's premier applied research centre in railway technology has celebrated four decades of innovative solutions in mining and commuter rail systems.
Harry Potter inspires easy to read blood test
Inspired by the ideas of author J.K. Rowling, Australian scientists have created a rapid new blood test that spells out a patient's blood type on bioactive paper.
Bright new eyes for Monash Vision Group
Professor David de Kretser AC, one of Australia's leading scientists in male fertility, has been appointed Chair of the Monash Vision Group (MVG).
The best of the best in PhD theses
Monash University's most outstanding PhD graduates have been honoured with prestigious Mollie Holman Medals.
Viewing the lungs in 4D
Researchers from Monash University have developed a 4D dynamic functional lung imaging method, which allows them to study breathing lungs in unprecedented detail.
Mid-year applications are now open for some Engineering degrees.
The progressive ideas of a leading engineer who wants to bury excess carbon dioxide deep underground have earned him a seat at one of Australia's most influential discussions.
Nanotechnology researcher honoured
A Monash University researcher who is designing the next generation of medical implants using nanotechnology has been awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for the second time.
A legacy of learning
David's parent's legacy of learning has not only influenced his family, but, through his generous donation will continue to help many students to achieve their potential.
JMSS's Engineering Big Day Out
The Faculty of Engineering hosted a day of interactive activities for over 200 Year 11 students from the John Monash Science School on February 24th 2012.
Microchip success for bionic eye
Research to restore sight to the clinically blind has reached a critical stage, with testing underway of the prototype microchips that will power the bionic eye.
Engineering Scholarship Celebration
The Faculty of Engineering acknowledged the success of 85 high achieving commencing undergraduate scholarship recipients on Thursday 8th March 2012, at the annual engineering scholarship celebration event.
New thinking needed on quad-bike deaths
The current logic surrounding the effectiveness of crush protection devices in preventing deaths and injuries caused by quad-bikes on farms, is flawed, according to new research.
Collaboration the key to solving grand challenges
Prominent Australian and Indian researchers have emphasised the importance of collaboration across disciplines, national borders and with industry, to meet global challenges.
Showing students the wonders of science
Some of tomorrow's leading scientists will see what bionic vision might look like, experiment with nanoparticles and inspect one of Australia's most innovative race cars at Monash University this week.
Monash presence at the Grand Prix
The Monash Motorsport team will be on the track at the 2012 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to showcase their Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (F-SAE) Championship winning race car.
Small particles answer big questions
Two Monash University researchers have been recognised for pushing the frontiers in electron microscopy to solve mysteries at the atomic level.
Bionic vision simulator research wins award
Research that could contribute to the development of a bionic eye has taken out the Best Student Paper Prize at the BioDevices 2012 International Conference.
Monash ice hockey star wins MVP honour
Monash student Marcus Wong was awarded the Most Valuable Player title for Australia at the recent International Ice Hockey Federation games in Estonia.
7th Tri-University Workshop strengthens Monash Engineering international partnerships
The 7th Tri-University Advanced Research Workshop was hosted by Wuhan University of Technology in China, held on the 5th and 6th of December 2011.The research workshop is held every year and alternates between Monash University and their partner universities, Central South University and Wuhan University of Technology.
Engineering Student works with GM Holden to create a winning project
Monash Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering student Michelle Ng has won the AutoCRC Undergraduate Prize for her final year project.